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The Federal Republic Of Germany At Forty
The Federal Republic Of Germany At Forty
Edited by Peter H. Merkl
New York University Press, 1990, 505 pp

A collection of essays by American and British scholars on various aspects of the history of the Federal Republic, ranging from a discussion of the major parties to questions of national identity, the changed place of women, the role of the Protestant Church, and the place of the Federal Republic in world politics. The essays were written before the events of 1989 and inadvertently suggest how much has changed and is changing.